New Professor of Greek

July 25, 2012

The Department of Classics extends a warm welcome to J. Albert ‘Bert’ Harrill, who joins our ranks as our new full professor of Greek and Latin this Autumn Semester. Professor Harrill is the author of the recent Cambridge University Press monograph Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context, and so enhanced our growing shelf of CUP authors in the department.

Paul the Apostle: His Life and Legacy in Their Roman Context

A scholar of koine Greek, Professor Harrill brings to our course offerings in Greek the possibility of a sustained program of New Testament courses, which will be of considerable interest also to the wider community. His extensive bibliography of published works includes a particular focus on slavery in the Ancient Mediterranean, in both Roman and Judeo-Christian contexts: his 2005 Slaves in the New Testament: Literary, Social and Moral Dimensions draws our attention to the use of ancient slavery in the debates of the 19th century, and serves as a valuable analysis of the of the often problematic use of Antiquity as model in political and social discourse.